Medipattern, Sectra's integrate systems

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The Medipattern Corporation has integrated its B-CAD system with Sectra's breast imaging workstation. Sectra's workstation brings together images from multiple modalities, including mammography, breast ultrasound, and breast MRI, for a complete patient review on one platform. The system aids workflow by gathering all of the functionality required to interpret the complete breast imaging case from screening through treatment planning stages.

"For the benefit of our customers we include highly specialized clinical applications into our products. Sectra is among the first to include B-CAD functionality in a PACS environment and with Medipattern, we can now offer the ability to perform CAD on ultrasound breast imaging," said Mischa Woisetschlager, PhD, global product manager of Clinical Applications for Sectra.

B-CAD is able to segment a lesion and automatically reviews key features to characterize it. B-CAD then uses radiologists' input along with the American College of Radiology's BI-RADS feature category and descriptor checklists to generate a BI-RADS score for the lesion, providing consistency and making it possible to follow a benign lesion from visit to visit. Finally, B-CAD records all of the findings automatically and generates a structured report in natural language.

Jeff Collins, CEO of Medipattern said that the Sectra system’s “open interface and interoperability between all of the types of imaging used to detect, diagnose, plan, and track patient progress through breast cancer treatment creates a total treatment planning center. This positions Sectra as a full-scale provider to the global market place."